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Top News – Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020   

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 2 - Changes on top of the Melges IC37

 OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - Day 2 - Changes on top of the Melges IC37 Three more races were held yesterday at the Newport Race Week without changes on top of the OCR1 fleet, where the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is still in the lead just one point ahead of the Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, remains on 3rd with a 10 point backlog. ----- In the ORC2, the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA with three bullets yesterday replaced the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA on top of the rankings. The Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA on the 3rd place is now 17 points behind. ----- With three wins in four races in the Melges IC37, 'Waka Jawaka' of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, USA jumped on top. With three redresses given, Christopher Culver on 'Blazer II' remains on rank 2 only 2.8 points behind the leader. 'Qubit' of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA, 9 points behind the first, is new on 3rd. The former leader 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, is down on the 4th place 3 points behind the podium. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the video of day 2. Racing can be followed on livestream each day.
 
Top News – Thursday, September 24, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020   

AC-75 - America's Cup News - Ineos Team UK demonstrating speed and elegance - a video

With tune-up events in next December, the Challenger Prada Cup in February, and the Cup Match against the Cup Holder 'Team NZL', the America's Cup to be held in Auckland NZL will be the pinnacle event in the coming months. The three challengers and the defender are in ongoing training sessions on their AC75 Foiling Monohulls, the A-boats, while the B-boats, the final versions of this new class to be raced, are under construction. ----- A very well cut and edited video produced by the British Ineos-Team of Ben Ainslie GBR shows the elegance and the speed of this impressive new class. ----- Interested in the latest news on the America' Cup ? Visit also Sail World NZL with photos and video links of the daily trainings in New-Zealand.
Thursday, September 24, 2020   

OCR, Melges IC37 - Newport Race Week - West Coast teams ahead after the long Covid-19 break

After the three races held on day one of the bi-annual Newport Race Week, the TP52 'Vesper' of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is in the lead in the ORC1 class with the day ranks 1/2/1. The Botin 52 'Fox' of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA, follows 2 points behind. 'Bella Mente', the Maxi 52 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, on rank 3 is already 5 points back. ----- Similar situation in the ORC2, with the J/109 'Leading Edge' of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA as best of the day (ranks 1/1/2) ahead of the Swan 42 'Impetuous' of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, and 5 points back the Farr 30 'Das Blau Max' of the US Sailing President Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- Last but not least the Melges IC37, the largest fleet with 12 boats having sailed four races, with a trio closely together lead by 'Pacific Yankee' of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, tied with 'Blazer II' of Christopher Culver, Newport, RI, USA, and a point behind 'Members Only' of Kinney/Cross/Swett, Jamestown, RI, USA. ----- The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, and the event website, and the video of day 1. Racing can be followed live each day.
 
Top News – Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Final Day - Charlie Buckingham USA Laser Champion

 Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Final Day - Charlie Buckingham USA Laser Champion Winning one of the two races on the final day of the Olympic Classes International Italian Championship, Charlie Buckingham USA grasped the title in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Robert Scheidt BRA. Juan Maegli GUA finished 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annelise Murphy IRL was the winner in front of Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line-Flem Höst NOR. ----- Winning 5 of the 7 races, Federico Colannino ITA dominated the Finns. ------ Stellar performance also by Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA in the 470s ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrio ITA as runner-ups. On rank 3 followed Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. Maria Bozi/Raffailina Klonaridou GRE on the 5th place were the best female team. ----- The RS:X windsurfers and the Nacra-17 catamarans were not present in Follonica at the Italian Tuscany Adriatic Sea Coast. However, the future Olympic iQFoil-Windsurfer as well as the Kiteboarders participated. ----- All ranking lists and the event Facebook page.
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions

 Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Final results, Bainbridge/Aldrige GBR first champions Winners and the first European Champions in the Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championship 2020 on Lake Traun in Austria are Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldrige GBR. Florian Gruber/Leonie Meyer GER grasped Silver and Guy Bridge/Katie Dabson GBR Bronze. This inaugural Kitefoil Championship, the proposed discipline for the 2024 Olympics, was concluded yesterday with the final qualification runs, the Semi-Finals, and the Final. ----- The results, the news and the video of the final day
Monday, September 21, 2020   

Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Concluded with Races and Seminars !

 Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Concluded with Races and Seminars ! Carlo De Paoli ITA defended the first position in the Moths with a 5 points advantage on the tied trio Eddie Briddle GBR, Fabio Fumagalli ITA and Diego Botin ESP. 48 participants. ----- Richard Schultheis MLT remained on top of the WASZPs on the final day of the event. Emanuele Savoini ITA and Francesco Bertone ITA completed the podium. Victoria Schultheis MLT on rank 5 was the best woman. ----- The ranking lists. ----- The Lake Garda Foiling Week, an event not only with races but also with daily Seminars on the latest foiling developments, was concluded yesterday. Check out the event Facebook page with video of all Seminars.
 
Top News – Sunday, September 20, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - St.Nazaire FRA - Final results - Le Cleach FRA winner

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - St.Nazaire FRA - Final results - Le Cleach FRA winner The wind vanished completely and the final fourth leg of the 2020 Solitaire Figaro had to be canceled yesterday evening. Armel Le Cléac'h FRA could celebrate his third win in this classic French single-handed race. Only 10 minutes behind followed Frédéric Duthil FRA as 2nd. Tom La Perche FRA finished on rank 3. ----- Kevin Bloch FRA on rank 12 was the best rookie. ----- The final ranking list and the news.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   (Image © Giovanni Mitolo)

Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim

 Olympic Classes - Italian Championship 2020 - Follonica ITA - Day 3, Charlie Buckingham USA 2nd interim In the good quality Laser fleets at the Italian Olympic Classes Championship, Juan Maegli GUA is first in the Lasers Standard one point ahead of Charlie Buckingham USA, and another point in front of Robert Scheidt BRA in 3rd. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Annalise Murphy IRL is on the first place followed by Silvia Zennaro ITA and Line Flem-Höst NOR. ----- In the Finns, Federico Colannino ITA is clearly ahead. ----- The 470 men and women sail in one fleet. Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA with 5 bullets in 7 races are the clear leaders ahead of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrese ITA and Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER. ----- Smaller fleets are competing in the 49ers and 49ersFX. ----- After two days with good sailing conditions at the International Italian Championship of the Olympic Classes, the wind was absent at the Tuscany Coast yesterday causing an unplanned lay day.----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 4 -Finals today

Yesterday, the top-ranked duo in the overall standings, Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR and Florian Gruber/Leonie Mayer GER, qualified directly for the Final of today. The other two finalists will be decided in the Semi-Finals today. ----- The Final Series, with the women sailing the first relay of a race, are being held in an elimination mode with the 18 participating mixed teams reduced to a final group of four. Moderate conditions are still persisting on Lake Traun with winds between 8 and 15kn. ----- The ranking lists, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 3, new leaders in both classes

 Moth, Waszp, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 3, new leaders in both classes Diego Botin ESP, normally successful 49er helmsman, has taken the overall lead in the Moths, two points ahead of Maximilian Mäge GER on rank 2. Another 2 points behind follow the tied Benoît Marie FRA and Carlo De Paoli ITA on 3rd and 4th. ----- Richard Schultheiss MLT is the new leader in the WASZP. His advance on Emanuele Savoini ITA is already 8 points. Marton Munka HUN remains on rank 3. ----- The Lake Garda wind-machine delivered yesterday as mostly always, allowing to complete three races per Class. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page including videos of the Foiling Seminars of yesterday.
Sunday, September 20, 2020   

Société Nautique de Genève - Opening of the new Club premises - a TV report

 Société Nautique de Genève - Opening of the new Club premises - a TV report Past Thursday in Geneva, the new premises of the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) have been inaugurated. Founded in 1872, the SNG, co-founder of the IYRU in 1906, two-times America's-Cup-Winner and home of numerous Olympic, World and Continental Champions is the eldest and largest Yacht Club of Switzerland. ----- The main investments went to the Harbor, enlarged with 400 berths, and the Clubhouse renovated and enhanced e.g. with a Fitness-Center. ----- Here a video report produced by the local Leman Bleu TV station.
 
Top News – Saturday, September 19, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Victory for Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI !

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Victory for Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI ! After a muscly final with up to 35kn headwind, Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI, 'Banque du Leman', finally scored the bullet in the 11th Normandy Channel Race after 4 days 20 hours 25 minutes, and 30 seconds of racing. They made the finish line just 6 minutes ahead of 'Crédit Mutuel' of Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA. During the night, Antoine Carpentier/Nichola Groleau FRA ('Redman') decided the duel for rank 3 in their favor. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - St.Nazaire FRA - Leg 4 - Start today

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - St.Nazaire FRA - Leg 4 - Start today This evening at 18h UTC, the start to the final fourth leg of the Solitaire will be given off St-Nazaire. Due to the variable weather forecast - a depression will provide for moderate winds with rain squalls - the course has been reduced to 80 miles. ----- Most interesting will be the duel on top: Armel Le Cléac'h FRA and Fréderic Duthill FRA only 10 minutes behind are practically neck-and-neck, considering the strong currents and light winds. Tom Laperche FRA on rank 3 is already over one hour in arrear. ----- The preview.
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Kite-Foil - Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championship 2020 - Traunsee AUT - Day 3, leader change after first finals

Connor Bainbridge/Ellie Aldridge GBR replaced Florian Gruber/Léonie Mayer GER on top of the rankings after the first Final runs of the inaugural Formula Kite Mixed Relay European Championships, the proposed event for the 2024 Olympics, on Lake Traun in an 8-14kn wind and cool temperatures. ----- The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Moth, WASZP, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, Racing and Seminars on Foiling

 Moth, WASZP, var. classes - Foiling Week - Malcesine ITA - Day 2, Racing and Seminars on Foiling Eddie Bridle GBR has taken the overall lead in the Moths after the three races held at the Foiling Week on Lake Garda yesterday. Diego Botin ESP remained on rank 2. With the discard in effect, Fabrice Rigot SUI climbed on rank 3. The previous leader Maximilian Mäge GER dropped on rank 4. ----- The WASZPs sailed their first three races with Francesco Bertone ITA leading ahead of Richard Schultheiss MLT and Marton Munka HUN. ----- The ranking lists and the event facebook page with videos covering the Foil-Seminars with various speakers such as the triple Olympic medalist Ian Percy GBR or the Windsurf legend Robbie Naish USA (photo).
 
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